When RDO Equipment Co. acquired Evergreen Implement
and added Moses Lake, Washington to the team, the location was facing a challenge – a good challenge, but a challenge nonetheless: it had greatly outgrown its location.
The team was seeking a solution for the squeeze. They found it in the form of a 10-acre property located on the northeast corner of Interstate 90 and Highway 17. This past spring, the RDO team and its partner, BC Contracting, broke ground on a new home for RDO in Moses Lake. Related article: A closer look at RDO in Oregon and Washington
While every construction project has bumps in the road, overall the Moses Lake store project has been a pretty smooth ride. Late this summer, the project reached a significant milestone of, “going vertical,” according to Vice President, Ian Carey. He noted at that point, the store began to take shape and team members’ excitement grew as they were able to visualize their new space.
This month, exterior wall framing and in-floor heat tubing began, and work continued on other efforts including exterior grading, building skylights, and pouring the floor for the parts department. Parts is one of the key areas that Regional General Manager, Brandon Gray, is especially excited about. The new warehouse is being designed with new technology and a thoughtful, efficient design.
“The parts warehouse uses a vertical space technology system to maximize storage and make it really easy and accessible to locate parts,” he said. “Our team is especially excited about this because we’ll be able to find parts and fulfill orders fast to better serve our customers and their parts needs.”
Looking ahead, the next significant milestone will happen in late December, with the exterior building enclosure scheduled. Related article: What happened after RDO acquired Evergreen Implement
Upon completion, the Moses Lake store will be more than 31,600 square feet. Within the space is a 2,000 square-foot showroom, including parts counters, reception, and a welcoming area for customers. The store features a 6,500 square-foot parts warehouse and 15,535 square-foot service shop. The shop features 12 service bays which includes dedicated space for lawn and land equipment.
The Moses Lake store is scheduled to open in the spring of 2022. Watch for more construction updates and follow RDO on Facebook
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For more information on new and used agriculture equipment for sale, as well as parts, service, and precision technology support, contact your local RDO Equipment Co. store